Myeshia Johnson is the widow of Sgt. LaDavid Johnson, who died in Niger earlier this month during an ambush. President Donald Trump apparently delayed calling the family of the fallen soldier and started a wild controversy over whether or not President Obama ever contacted grieving families (he did). When Trump finally contacted Myeshia Johnson, she says the president told her that her husband "knew what he signed up for."
Good Morning America invited the widow on their show this week to share her story, and she claims that the president did not even seem to know her husband's name:
You know how Trump responds to criticism.
He soon took to Twitter to contest the widow's version of events:
I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2017
It looks pretty bad to get into a fight with a woman who is mourning her husband, who died serving the country. Johnson says she hasn't even been able to see her spouse's body, and is obviously in a great deal of pain.
People are wondering why Trump can't just swallow his pride and give a decent apology so everyone can move on:
But class isn't really his style.